This week I am going to do all outdoor shots.
I found my Kelby book and am reading it again.
I've noticed my pictures seem much less sharp then they need to be, and often with a lot of noise. I remember, at some point in the last year, thinking that this camera body would suffice for a good long while, not really feeling its limitations. My biggest complaint is the noise in low light situations (which I am shooting more of in an effort to own them). I am using 2 pictures as an example, but I also want to say that I think noise CAN compliment a photo- I don't hate the effect of it in this example, but I'd rather it was always intentional.
It's a bit inconsistent though. Take this shot of Rob's hands:
The black isn't really black and there's a lot of noise. It was shot at ISO 200, 1/50, f/5.6. I did lighten it a bit, applied a gradient map, and did a slight crop.
Then here's Lucy:
So, yeah. I need to operate what I've got with greater consistency in low light, but I'd also someday like to have a camera that handles these lighting situations with less fuss.